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Court won’t reconsider ruling OKing driver’s licenses for DACA recipients

A divided federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its April 2016 ruling that Arizona cannot deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, despite dissenting judges saying the court should address “a fundamental question of presidential power.”... Read more»

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Fimbres: Tucson long a 'welcoming' city

"What your community has stood for: I am glad to remind our citizens that their city has been on the forefront of protecting civil rights of all citizens, regardless of race, color, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation."... Read more»

After judge lifts travel ban, Trump fumes, vows to act

President Trump denounced a judge who lifted the travel ban he had imposed on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, vowing that his government would reinstate it as affected travelers scrambled to try to quickly enter the United States.... Read more»

2 sentenced for roles in drug-related desert shootout

Pedro Ojeda-Ramirez, 24, and Ulises Alaim Saijas-Zamorano, 22, both from Mexico, were sentenced to prison terms of 140 months and 60 months respectively for their roles in a 2016 desert shooting between bandits and cartel scouts in a remote part of the Tohono O'odham Nation. ... Read more»

Judge voids Pima County's lease with World View

A judge ruled Thursday that Pima County violated state laws in not having its lease with World View appraised before signing an agreement to construct a facility for the high-altitude tech company. Judge Catherine Woods rules in favor of a Goldwater Institute lawsuit to block the lease. The building was completed at the end of December.... Read more»5

Border agent's murder trial delayed for 5th time

The trial of Lonnie Ray Swartz, the Nogales-area Border Patrol agent accused of second degree murder for the 2012 cross-border shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, has been delayed for the fifth time. Originally set to begin at the end of February, the trial will be now be delayed until June.... Read more»

Tucson mayor to Mexican president: 'Door to our city is open'

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to visit, saying that despite the recent executive orders by U.S. President Donald Trump, the "door to our city is open ... Building a wall or increasing tariffs sends the wrong message."... Read more»1

One-third of Americans think Trump's travel ban will make them safer

Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Trump said the move would help protect the U.S. from terrorism. But less than one-third of Americans believe the move makes them "more safe," according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Tuesday. ... Read more»

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Grijalva: Stand up, enviros — More to fight for now than ever

Most of us who worry about environmental issues did not support Donald Trump for president. So now what? What should committed environmentalists, in Congress and in communities around the country, be preparing for?... Read more»

One dead, one hurt in Air Force training accident at White Sands

One person was killed and another hurt during a U.S. Air Force live-fire training accident involving F-16 fighter planes in New Mexico. The jets were based at Luke AFB in Arizona.... Read more»

Appeals court upholds conviction of lookout for border drug smugglers

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a spotter for a group of border drug smugglers, rejecting his argument that his confession was coerced and the government had not presented enough evidence for a conviction.... Read more»

National report card: Arizona ranks among worst for highway safety laws

Arizona was rated one of the most dangerous states in the nation for drivers and passengers due to its relative lack of highway safety laws, according to a national report card.... Read more»

Homeland Security chief vows to enforce Trump travel ban ‘humanely’

The secretary of Homeland Security on Tuesday defended President Trump’s ban on refugee admissions and vowed that he would enforce the policy “humanely.” Secretary Kelly’s comments came just days after Trump signed an order temporarily barring refugees from all countries – and all travelers from seven Muslim countries.... Read more»

Hundreds of Tucsonans protest Trump order barring travel from Muslim countries

In Tucson, more than 1,200 people gathered Downtown on Tuesday to protest an order by President Donald Trump suspending refugee admissions and halting travel from seven Muslim nations. In front of the federal courthouse, with her husband and children at her side, Enterkhab Al-Saraji held a sign that read "keep families together."... Read more»

Union-backed Vitiello named as Border Patrol chief

A longtime border agent was tapped to lead the Border Patrol on Tuesday, with Ronald Vitiello's appointment announced in a CBP tweet. Vitiello had been backed by the union for BP agents, as the Trump administration is poised to add 5,000 to the agency's contingent of 25,000.... Read more»

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